Department of Complex Matter
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dynamics of Quantum matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave, and magnetic materials.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The research is conducted within the “Light and Matter” research program. The interaction of light with matter is one of the most important fields of physics and optical processes are indispensable in many branches of modern industry.

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April 11, 2024
Dr. Dragan Mihailović, a leading researcher in the field of quantum systems at the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), has successfully won the third project of the European Research Council (ERC), HIMMS (High-Resolution ...
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A high-efficiency programmable modulator for extreme ultraviolet light with nanometre feature size based on an electronic phase transition
Igor Vaskivskyi, Anze Mraz, Rok Venturini, Gregor Jecl, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Dario De Angelis, Jacopo-Stefano Pelli-Cresi, Ettore Paltanin, Danny Fainozzi, Filippo Bencivenga, Claudio Masciovecchio & Dragan Mihailovic

Nature Photonics (2024), DOI: 10.1038/s41566-024-01389-z, COBISS.SI-ID: 186100483

Manipulation of fractionalized charge in the metastable topologically entangled state of a doped Wigner crystal
Anže Mraz, Michele Diego, Andrej Kranjec, Jaka Vodeb, Peter Karpov, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Jan Ravnik, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Rok Venturini, Viktor V. Kabanov, Benjamin Lipovšek, Marko Topič, Igor Vaskivskyi, Dragan Mihailović

Nature communications, vol. 14, article no. 8214 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-43800-3, COBISS.SI-ID: 179193091

Unconventional photoinduced charge density wave dynamics in 2H-NbSe[sub]2
Rok Venturini, Ankita Sarkar, Petra Šutar, Zvonko Jagličić, Igor Vaskivskyi, Evgeny A. Goreshnik, Dragan Mihailović, Tomaž Mertelj

Physical review. B., vol. 108, iss. 23, [article no.] 235160 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.108.235160, COBISS.SI-ID: 178631939

Coherent light control of a metastable hidden state
Julian Maklar, Jit Sarkar, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Dragan Mihailović, Laurenz Rettig

Science advances, vol. 9, iss. 47, [article no.] eadi466 (2023), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adi4661, COBISS.SI-ID: 174196995

Chiral domain dynamics and transient interferences of mirrored superlattices in nonequilibrium electronic crystals
Jan Ravnik, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Jaka Vodeb, Michele Diego, Rok Venturini, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Viktor V. Kabanov, Andrej Kranjec, Dragan Mihailović

Scientific reports, vol. 13, article no. 19622 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-46659-y, COBISS.SI-ID: 171892995

Crystallization of polarons through charge and spin ordering transitions in 1T-TaS[sub]2
Emil S. Božin, A. M. Milinda Abeykoon, Steven D. Conradson, Gianguido Baldinozzi, Petra Šutar, Dragan Mihailović

Nature communications, vol. 14, article no. 7055 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-42631-6, COBISS.SI-ID: 170878979

Possible eliashberg-type superconductivity enhancement effects in a two-band superconductor MgB[sub]2 driven by narrow-band THz pulses
S. Sobolev, Amon P. Lanz, Tao Dong, A. R. Pokharel, Viktor V. Kabanov, Jure Demšar

Physical review letters online, vol. 131, iss. 18 (2023), DOI:, COBISS.SI-ID: 170646275

Insights into the polaron physics of high temperature superconductors from optical and time-domain spectroscopy
Dragan Mihailović

Physica. C, Superconductivity and its applications, vol. 615 (2023), DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2023.1354385, COBISS.SI-ID: 170588419

Zeeman splitting in doped antiferromagnetic semiconductors
Viktor V. Kabanov

Physica. C, Superconductivity and its applications, vol. 615, [article no.] 1354383 (2023), DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2023.1354383, COBISS.SI-ID: 170559491

Cavity-mediated thermal control of metal-to-insulator transition in 1T-TaS[sub]2
Giacomo Jarc, Shahla Yasmin Mathengattil, Dragan Mihailović, Peter Prelovšek, Daniele Fausti

Nature, vol. 622, iss. 7983 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06596-2, COBISS.SI-ID: 169245443

Advantages of ferroelectrics as a component of heterostructures for electronic purposes : a DFT insight
Irina Piyanzina, Alexander Evseev, Kirill Evseev, Rinat F. Mamin, Oleg Nedopekin, Dmitrii Tayurskii, Viktor V. Kabanov

Materials, vol. 16, iss. 20, [article no.] 6672 (2023), DOI: 10.3390/ma16206672, COBISS.SI-ID: 168266499

Interface disorder as the cause for the kinetic Rashba-Edelstein effect and interface spin-Hall effect at a metal-insulator boundary
Andrei Shumilin, Viktor V. Kabanov

Physical review research, vol. 5, iss. 3, [article no.] 033215 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.033215, COBISS.SI-ID: 165990659

Spin injection in the doped bad metal SrTiO[sub]3
Patrizio Graziosi, Ilaria Bergenti, Lorenzo Vistoli, Viktor V. Kabanov, Valentin A. Dediu

Physical review research, vol. 5, [article no.] 033096 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.033096, COBISS.SI-ID: 161359619

Investigation of the features of a superconducting spin valve Fe1/Cu/Fe2/Cu/Pb on a piezoelectric PMN–PT substrate
Andrey Kamashev, Zvonko Jagličić, Viktor V. Kabanov

Magnetism, vol. 3, 3 (2023), DOI:, COBISS.SI-ID: 158759939

Optical vortex induced spatio-temporally modulated superconductivity in a high-T[sub]c cuprate
Yasunori Toda, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Keisaku Yamane, Ryuji Morita, Migaku Oda, Tohru Kurosawa, Tomaž Mertelj, Dragan Mihailović

Optics express, vol 31, iss. 11 (2023), DOI: 10.1364/OE.487041, COBISS.SI-ID: 151751939

Boosting the performance of quantum annealers using machine learning
Jure Brence, Dragan Mihailović, Viktor V. Kabanov, Ljupčo Todorovski, Sašo Džeroski, Jaka Vodeb

Quantum machine intelligence, vol. 5, iss. 1, article no. 4 (2023), DOI: 10.1007/s42484-022-00092-y, COBISS.SI-ID: 138944003

Lattice vibrational modes in changchengite from Raman spectroscopy and first principles electronic structure
Banhi Chatterjee, Damjan Vengust, Aleš Mrzel, Petra Šutar, Evgeny A. Goreshnik, Jernej Mravlje, Tomaž Mertelj

Journal of Raman spectroscopy, vol. 54, no. 4 (2023), DOI: 10.1002/jrs.6491, COBISS.SI-ID: 137887235

Ultrafast modification of the electronic structure of a correlated insulator
O. Grånäs, I. Vaskivskyi, X. Wang, P. Thunström, S. Ghimire, R. Knut, J. Söderström, L. Kjellsson, D. Turenne, R. Y. Engel, M. Beye, J. Lu, D. J. Higley, A. H. Reid, W. Schlotter, G. Coslovich, M. Hoffmann, G. Kolesov, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, A. Styervoyedov, N. Tancogne-Dejean, M. A. Sentef, D. A. Reis, A. Rubio, S. S. P. Parkin, O. Karis, J.-E. Rubensson, O. Eriksson, H. A. Dürr

Physical review research, vol. 4, no. 3 (2022), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.4.L032030, COBISS.SI-ID: 143281411

Ultraefficient resistance switching between charge ordered phases in 1T-TaS[sub]2 with a single picosecond electrical pulse
Rok Venturini, Anže Mraz, Igor Vaskivskyi, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Damjan Svetin, Tomaž Mertelj, Leon Pavlovič, Sudhir B. Trivedi, Roman Sobolewski, Dragan Mihailović

Applied physics letters, vol. 120, iss. 25, [article no.] 253510 (2022), DOI: 10.1063/5.0096850, COBISS.SI-ID: 137818883

DFT insight into conductive and magnetic properties of heterostructures with BaTiO [sub] 3 overlayer
Alina Zagidullina, Irina Piyanzina, Zvonko Jagličić, Viktor V. Kabanov, Rinat F. Mamin

Materials, vol. 15, iss. 23 (2022), DOI: 10.3390/ma15238334, COBISS.SI-ID: 134315011

Adiabatic theory of the polaron spectral function
Viktor V. Kabanov

Journal of physics communications, vol. 6, no. 11 (2022), DOI: 10.1088/2399-6528/ac9d81, COBISS.SI-ID: 127973379

Origin of negative photoconductivity at the interface of Ba[sub](0.8)Sr[sub](0.2)TiO3[sub]/LaMnO[sub]3/Ba[sub](0.8)Sr0.2TiO[sub]3 heterostructures
Aleksei O. Chibirev, Andrei V. Leontyev, Viktor V. Kabanov, Rinat F. Mamin

Nanomaterials, vol. 12, no. 21 (2022), DOI: 10.3390/nano12213774, COBISS.SI-ID: 127555075

Ultrasonic photoacoustic emitter of graphene-nanocomposites film on a flexible substrate
Daniele Vella, Aleš Mrzel, Aljaž Drnovšek, Vasyl Shvalya, Matija Jezeršek

Photoacoustics, vol. 28 (2022), DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2022.100413, COBISS.SI-ID: 126257667

Charge configuration memory devices : energy efficiency and switching speed
Anže Mraz, Rok Venturini, Damjan Svetin, Vitomir Sever, Ian Mihailović, Igor Vaskivskyi, Bojan Ambrožič, Goran Dražić, Dimitrios Kazazis, Jan Ravnik, Yasin Ekinci, Dragan Mihailović

Nano letters, vol. 22, no. 12 (2022), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c01116, COBISS.SI-ID: 113726211